It is unknown how many of our vulnerable elderly fall victim to neglect or abuse each year since such actions are easily hidden from view and underreported. In fact, according to the National Center for Elder Abuse (NCEA), 84 percent of abusive situations involving older adults go unreported or unrecognized.
How Do I Choose the Right Nursing Home? Part 1
There’s nothing more important than making sure your family member or loved one receives the best possible care.
But how can you ensure you’re picking the best facility?
There are several resources available online which can aid in this big decision.
[Read Part 2 on the three things to avoid when choosing a nursing home here]
[Read Part 3 on the five most important categories to look for when choosing a nursing home here]
What Resources Are Available?
Resources Available to the Public:
- Medicare.gov – Nursing Home Compare
- U.S. News & World Report
- Tittle & Perlmuter – Free E-Book and Interactive Map
Transcript: Allen Tittle here, Cleveland Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyer. I know that this may seem crazy, but my goal as a lawyer is to make sure that I don’t have any cases. What do I mean by that? The purpose of every case is to make sure that nursing home neglect and abuse no longer takes place. And because of that, I had an idea. That idea is to create a three part series, in videos, in describing and explaining, “What is the Best Way to Pick a Nursing Home for Your Loved One?” So, the first thing I want to discuss is, what resources are available to the public to make that decision? Well, the most important, I think the one that gives the most detail, is the resources available on Medicare.gov. Medicare rates each nursing home with a five-star rating, and that five-star rating encompasses a lot of different things, but the important ones? Number one- the staffing level of these nursing homes. So when you’re looking at this Medicare five-star rating, it gives an overall score, but then it gives a subscore of the staffing. Folks, that’s the most important thing you can look at. If I am choosing a nursing home for my loved one, I’m going to pick the ones that have the best staff rating. The second resource is the U.S. News & World Report on nursing home rankings. Now, it’s a little less in-depth than Medicare, but I would still check that out. The third resource you can take a look at is our own website. We have two great resources that are free that you can take a look at in helping your decision. Number one, we have a free e-book that describes how to pick a nursing home for your loved one. Number two, we have created an interactive map of every nursing home in Ohio and rated those nursing homes by the staffing levels found on Medicare.gov’s website. Folks, there’s nothing more important than making sure your brother, husband, sister, mother, has the best possible care. They don’t deserve anything else. If you have any other questions, please visit our website, check out our free resources like the e-book and the interactive staffing map, or give me a call (216)-285-9991. I’m Allen Tittle, Cleveland Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer, and I’m here to help you. Take care!
Contact Cleveland Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyer
If you or a loved one has had an abusive or neglectful experience with a nursing home, you deserve justice. Don’t stay quiet, contact an experienced nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer right away. Call 216-285-9991 or fill out a contact form online.